ACB Scholarships

The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) have now partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or as an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student.

This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part time), and be involved in their school/local community.

for additional information, please check the ACB Scholarships page.

ACBT Scholarships

American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) 2021-22 Scholarship Announcement
Stephen Kerr, Committee Chairman

The American Council of the Blind of Texas awards scholarships on an annual basis to deserving students who will be entering college, currently attending a college, university, or enrolled in a trade school or technical program. The 2021-22 ACBT scholarship applications are available from March 1 through June 15, 2021.

Qualified students must be legally blind, maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and be a Texas resident. A completed application and all required supporting documentation must be received by June 15, 2021.

Application and scholarship information may be obtained from the following sources:

  1. Texas Workforce Solutions/Blind Services Division Counselors
  2. Education Service Centers
  3. The ACBT web site

Stephen Kerr, ACBT Scholarship Committee Chairman

Scholarship applications must be completed online, and all supported documentation, including official transcripts, must be submitted via email by the deadline indicated above. Finalists will be contacted within four to six weeks after the deadline and asked to take part in a phone interview with committee members. Award recipients will be notified by the committee chair within one week after all interviews have been conducted.

Your date of birth is required on this form. If you are in Forms mode you will find it after the Email Confirmation edit box. JAWS will say MM. Use your Up and Down arrows to choose the month. Press the Tab key and use the Up and Down Arrow keys to locate the day. Finally, press the Tab key and type in the year.

After you submit your application, you will see the check list. Please follow the instructions in the check list to prepare and submit the required supporting documentation.

We encourage all scholarship recipients to attend the 2021 ACBT Conference/Convention so they may be recognized for their significant achievements. Convention details can be found on the ACBT website:

Please email questions or requests for further information regarding the conference to:
Stephen Kerr
Phone: 512-925-9080


Please note: The Scholarship application deadline is June 15, 2021.

For best results, please follow the instructions found in the announcement and the checklist below.

Applicant Information:

Full Name
Mailing Address
Home Phone Number
Cell Phone
Email Address
Please enter your birthday
Marital Status
Number of Dependents
Major Field of Study
Minor/Concentration field of study
Cumulative Grade Point Average
Class Level
College or University

Local Chapter Scholarships

ACBT local chapters may offer additional scholarships. To contact ACBT’s local chapters, access the Chapters and Special Interest Affiliates page.